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How To Install A Big Block Chevy Engine Into A Third-Gen!

Old 08-02-2015, 12:55 AM
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How To Install A Big Block Chevy Engine Into A Third-Gen!

How to install a big block Chevy engine into a '82-'92 Camaro/Firebird.

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Old 08-05-2015, 07:28 PM
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If you don't mind, I'm going to make this a sticky. Our existing BBC swap sticky has a bunch of problems, and if you're willing to post more info and answer questions, that would be a big help.
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Old 08-27-2015, 11:24 PM
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Finally, a more in-depth "how to" on a BBC swap. Thanks apa. A lot closer to dropping in the 454 thats been sitting in my garage for a while now
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:38 PM
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Re: How To Install A Big Block Chevy Engine Into A Third-Gen!

Hey I have a 1985 trans am 305 carbed, I wanna to swap swap in a 427 I know I need to get trany to take the power and a new rearend and I need special header and sub frame connectors but o more worried about the wording aspect of this swap like the coolant temp sensor , and basically I need to know how to hook up stock gauges to this car thanks i
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Very cool video, thanks for the info..
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:49 PM
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What oil pan did you use,, did you use short water pump,,, what distributer did you use,,, small cap type etc,, did the radiator have to be moved forward,, we cant run open headers on the street,,, has anyone ran a duel exhaust system on these cars,,i currently run full length headers and a full single 3 inch exhaust and had to cut and brace up the floor/frame brace on left side to get the pipe same both sides..

the big block zz454 is cheap out of the box,,is it worth the hassle of it all.
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